Good News for Heat-Stricken Pakistanis as PMD Predicts Heavy Rains During Eid


Pre-monsoon rains and dust thunderstorms have been predicted by PMD in the central and upper parts of the country from the 25th to the 30th of June, with occasional gaps.

The scorching heat waves subsided on the 25th, ending the deadly spell of extreme heat in multiple parts of Pakistan.

According to PMD, moist currents are likely to penetrate the central and upper parts of the country coming from the Arabian Sea.

On the other hand, westerly waves entered the upper regions of the country on June 25th.

Rain/Wind Thundershower

During the pre-monsoon season, rain/wind-thundershower are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahaudin, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh from 24th (night) to 30th June.

Isolated heavy falls and thundershowers are also expected in, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Barkhan, Loralai, Sibbi, Zhob, Ziarat, Waziristan, D G Khan, Rajanpur, Musakhel, D I Khan, Karak, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Okara, from 26th to 29th June.

Regions like Sukkur, Jacobabad, and Larkana are expected to receive pre-monsoon rainfall from the 27th/28th of June.

Risk of Urban Floods

As per PMD data, heavy rainfall is expected to cause urban flooding on the 26th and 27th of June in low-lying areas of Peshawar, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Lahore

On the other hand, heavy rain may cause flash flooding in hill torrents of DG Khan and nearby areas of northeast Balochistan on the 27th of June.

Possible Landslides

Apart from rain storms and possible flooding, landslides are also expected in the vulnerable areas of Kashmir, Murree, Galliyat, Gilgit Baltistan, and the hilly areas of KP.

Advice for the Public

The PMD advises farmers to manage their agricultural activities accordingly, and the tourists are also advised to travel safely and to follow the protocols laid out by authorities.

During thunderstorms and heavy rains, loose structures like electric poles, solar panels, etc, may get damaged, the public and authorities are advised to take necessary measures during the forecast period.

Pakistan will celebrate Eid ul Adha from 29th June, and accompanied by rains, we hope the experience is pleasant, memorable, and safe for the entire nation.

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